Fragments of shoulder bands (clavus)

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
6th–7th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width (a): 6.7 x 29 cm (2 5/8 x 11 7/16 in.) Height x width (b): 6.5 x 52 cm (2 9/16 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

26.31a-b

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Costumes

Woven with a background of pinkish red wool and a design of haloed female figures bearing horns of plenty and spindle-like objects (?) alternating with animals under trees, one is probably a bull and the other is a spotted animal, probably a cheetah. The design is woven with green, yellow, brown and pinkish-red wool and natural-colored linen. The borders enclose connected semi-circular motifs. The warp is linen. Very much worn and torn.

Provenance

Purchased

Credit Line

Abby Frances Manning Fund